Veteran Light

The Low Calorie Feed For Veterans*

Veteran Light provides all the nutritional requirements for optimum health in older horses and ponies yet it has a low calorie/energy level, ideal for those who hold weight well. It is high in fibre and low in starch and sugar, making it suitable for horses and ponies prone to laminitis.

Product detail

Ideal for . . .

  • Older horses at rest to light work
  • Good doers who need a low calorie feed
  • Horses and ponies prone to laminitis
  • Fussy feeders
  • Horses and ponies struggling to chew due to worn or missing teeth

Benefits of Veteran Light . . .

  • High in fibre and low in starch and sugar – less than 10% combined starch and sugar
  • Suitable for those prone to laminitis
  • A low energy/calorie feed –DE 8MJ/kg
  • Quick soak– soaks in 30-60seconds!
  • Highly palatable – ideal for fussy feeders
  • Balanced with vitamins and minerals and elevated vitamin C and E
  • Contains a probiotic and a blend of prebiotics for healthy digestion
  • Includes linseed – a good source of Omega 3
  • Suitable for horses and ponies with intolerances to barley, molasses, alfalfa and/or soya

Veteran Light provides nutritional requirements for optimum health in older horses and ponies yet it has a low calorie/energy level, ideal for those who are good doers and holding weight well in their golden years. It is high in fibre and low in starch and sugar, making it suitable for horses and ponies prone to laminitis. Veteran Light also includes a probiotic and a blend of prebiotics to help maintain a healthy digestive system and linseed is added as a source of Omega 3. Veteran Light contains a blend of premium grade herbs, which also make it palatable even to fussy feeders! *Within the Barley & Molasses Free Range

Ingredients

Composition: Nutritionally Improved Straw, Grass Meal, Wheat Feed, Linseed Expeller (8%), Field Beans, Molasses Free Beet Pulp, Calcium Carbonate, Di-calcium Phosphate, Mint, Salt, Yeast, Fenugreek, Seaweed, Nettle, Dandelion, Garlic, Cloves, Fructo-oligosaccharides, Mannan-oligosaccharides

Additives per kg
Vitamins: Vitamin A (3a672a): 10k iu; Vitamin D3 (3a671) 1.5k iu; Vitamin E (3a700) 300mg Vitamin C (3a312): 570mg
Trace elements: Iron: 45mg (Iron (II) Sulphate Monohydrate) (3b103) Zinc: 70mg (Zinc Oxide) (3b603) Manganese: 70mg (Manganous Oxide) (3b502) Iodine: 1mg (Calcium Iodate Anhydrous) (3b202) Selenium: 0.5mg (Sodium Selenite) (3b801) Copper: 20mg (Cupric Chelate of Glycine, Hydrate) (3b413)

Zootechnical Additives: Gut Flora Stabilisers: Saccharomyces cerevisiae (NCYC Sc47) 4b1702 1.25x10^10 CFU/kg

Nutritional information

Crude Protein
10.5%
Crude Fat
3.0%
Crude Fibre
24.00%
Crude Ash
10.5%
Calcium
1.00%
Sodium
0.70%
Phosphorous
0.45%
Omega 3
0.9%
Starch
5.5%
Total Sugar
3.0%
Estimated D.E.
8.0 MJ/kg * as fed

Feeding instructions

DO NOT FEED DRY –THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS UNMOLASSED SUGAR BEET AND MUST BE SOAKED FOR 60 SECONDS BEFORE FEEDING. Introduce a new feed gradually over 7 to10 days building up to the amounts needed to maintain condition and energy levels (0.25 – 5.0kg depending on size, type, workload and condition). Place feed in a shallow bucket, add twice as much water as feed, then stir. Wait 60 seconds before feeding this product. Unmolassed chaff or soaked Fast Fibre can be added after soaking, if adding unmolassed chaff, stir well before feeding. Suitable for laminitics. Do not feed to sheep. This feed is made from natural ingredients, so may change colour slightly through the seasons, or take longer to soak. If the feed is not soaking quickly enough, please leave to soak for longer, or soak the feed in warm water, then stir, until it forms a nice soft mash.

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: To get the best results from Veteran Light, please make sure that you do not feed any other products that contain barley or molasses. Many traditional feeds contain barley and / or molasses which can cause excitability in some horses. Even horses that do not become fizzy as a result of these ingredients can benefit from a low starch and sugar feed such as Veteran Light.

1 Stubbs scoop holds 1.5kg of dry Veteran Light. Please note, all feed amounts are in dry weight/per day.

Weight Rest-light work Medium work Hard work
200kg 0.25 – 0.5kg 0.5 - 1.0kg 1.0-1.5kg
300kg 0.25 - 0.8kg 1.0 - 1.5kg 1.5 - 2.5kg
400kg 0.5 - 1.25kg 1.25 - 2.0kg 2.0 - 3.0kg
500kg 0.5 - 1.5kg 1.5 - 2.5kg 2.5 - 3.5kg
600kg 0.75 - 1.75kg 1.75 - 3.0kg 3.0 - 4.5kg
700kg 0.75 - 2.0kg 2.0 - 3.5kg 3.5 - 5.0kg

 

Reviews

Thank you Allen & Page! Willow is a 25 year old 7/8 TB mare, she is a great example of an old horse with Cushings who really needs the right nutrition and would be at a tremendous risk of laminitis on anything else. We have increased the Veteran Light when she’s dropped weight slightly, and she’s looking very vibrant and bright as a button. It’s such a pressure getting it right when they are old, very stressful - such a relief to be able to feed something that you don't have to worry about.

Anne Howard, Willow (7/8 TB)

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